Factsheet

Developer:
Massive Damage, Inc.
Based in Toronto, Canada

Release date:
21 April, 2016

Platforms:
PC/Mac on Steam

Website:
playhalcyon6.com

Regular Price:

USD$19.99

Description

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commanderâ„¢ is a retro sci-fi strategy RPG with a unique blend of base building, exploration and deep tactical JRPG style combat system with capital starships and their idiosyncratic officers, all captured in stunningly beautiful modernized pixel graphics. In Halcyon 6, an unknown alien force is carving a path of destruction towards Earth and you, as the Commander of an immensely powerful, newly discovered derelict starbase left behind by a precursor alien race, are the best chance for the New Terran Federation to stop the impending invasion.

History

In the spring of 2015, Massive Damage ran very successful Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming game, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. After raising $187K on a modest $40K funding goal, they set to building their passion project. A year later, they are set to unleash Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander on STEAM under the Early Access program.

Features

  • Base Building: spend resources to build station facilities (rooms) to enhance your production and technological capabilities, or build ships to help you control more territory.
  • Deep Tactical Combat: fight tactical ship or ground battles using a huge array of powers and combos to resolve hostile events, create a foothold in the sector and ultimately defeat the enemy mothership!
  • Exploration: assign your fleets to nearby star clusters, where they can handle emerging enemy threats, do missions for alien factions or secure bonus resources.
  • Crew Management: assign crew to station facilities to greatly improve their output efficiency, or to ships where they can contribute in unique ways to combat, missions and events.
  • Story Events: based on game criteria like rooms-built, alien diplomacy scores or officer traits/skills, the game will produce story events (often with multiple choice outcomes) that can lead to combat, time-related applied bonuses/negatives, officer attribute changes or any number of crazy in-game stories.
  • Replayability: Each playthrough has players dealing with a new randomly generated derelict station, surrounding galaxy, crew recruits, and alien factions

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Preview YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Selected for IndieMEGABOOTH at PAX East 2016" Boston, 20 April, 2016


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Halcyon 6 Soundtrack Samples
From our composer, Steven London soundcloud.com.


About Massive Damage, Inc.

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Massive Damage is a Toronto based independent games studio started by the brothers Ken and Garry Seto.

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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander Credits

Ken Seto
Creative Director/Game Designer, Massive Damage

Garry Seto
Game Producer/Game Designer, Massive Damage

Peter McLaren
Game Producer/Game Designer/Lead Writer, Massive Damage

Lucky Bremachandra
Lead Game Developer, Massive Damage

Chris Poirier
Systems Architect/Engineer, Massive Damage

Felicity Rogers
Game Developer, Massive Damage

Heather Simmonds
Project Mgr/Community Mgr, Massive Damage

Linda Tran
UI Designer, Massive Damage

Kenneth Hook
Graphic Design/2D Animator, Massive Damage

JC Solon
Lead Game Artist, Freelance

Jeff Elliott
Game Developer, Freelance

Steve London
Composer/Sound Engineer, Freelance

Bryan Heemskerk
Game Artist, Freelance


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